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Imaginative minds

Author: Ilona Roth; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, no. 147.
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This volume brings the theories and methods of a range of disciplines to bear on the imaginative workings of the human mind. The distinguished contributors demonstrate their own imaginative flair in  Read more...


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Imaginative minds.
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2007
Online version:
Imaginative minds.
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ilona Roth; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780197264195 0197264190
OCLC Number: 155678788
Notes: Collection of essays from a two-day symposium organized by the British Academy, held April 30-May 1, 2004.
Description: xvii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Imaginative minds : concepts, controversies, and themes / Ilona Roth --
Seven steps in the evolution of the human imagination / Steven Mithen --
Great ape cognition and the evolutionary roots of human imagination / Andrew Whiten and Thomas Suddendorf --
Memes, minds, and imagination / Susan Blackmore --
Autonomy and control in children's interactions with imaginary companions / Marjorie Taylor, Stephanie M. Carlson and Alison B. Smawber --
Imagination and testimony in cognitive development : the cautious disciple? / Paul L. Harris and Melissa Koenig --
Imagining things : mind into music (and back again) / Nicholas Cook --
Music, science, and culture / Ian Cross --
Claim on the reader / Gregory Currie --
Mental imagery and creative thought / David G. Pearson --
Way we imagine / Mark Turner --
Specialized inference engines as precursors of creative imagination? / Pascal Boyer --
Module for metaphor? : the site of imagination in the architecture of the mind / Daniel Nettle --
Autism and the imaginative mind / Ilona Roth --
Imaging imagination : brain scanning of the imagined future / John G. Geake and Morten L. Kringelbach.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, no. 147.
Responsibility: edited by Ilona Roth.


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